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   Re: [xml-dev] Question for the XPath and DOM folks

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> Well a very interesting point, IMHO if you use Xpath to query a DOM tree you
> can obtain
> a) A Xpath nodeset unrelated to the DOM tree
> b) References to DOM nodes as the nodeset
> If a) No problem except that you can't use the result of an Xpath query to
> modify a DOM tree.
> If b) then the Xpath processor is not Xpath is a sort-of xpathForDom but as
> we see it can't
> be a compliant Xpath processor.
> I might be confused or wrong so I'll wait for an authoritative answer.

No, you are exactly right.

I suppose it depends on what the meaning of "XPath" is.  If it's the spec 
given at


Than there can only be one answer to Dare's question, which is what I gave.

I must be missing something, myself.

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